More Students Earning Statistics Degrees, But Not Enough To Meet Surging Demand for Statisticians
From: This is Statistics Statistics is one of the fastest-growing degrees in the U.S., but the growth may not be enough to satisfy the high demand for statisticians in technology, consumer products, health care, government, manufacturing and other areas of the economy, an analysis conducted by the American Statistical Association (ASA) finds.
Data recently released by the National Center for Education Statistics shows bachelor’s degrees in statistics grew 17% from 2013 to 2014. This marks 15 consecutive years the number of undergraduates in statistics has risen, increasing by more than 300% since the 1990s. For comparison, the number of undergraduates earning science and engineering degrees grew by 72% over the same period.